• Short Summary

    Department of Scientific and Industrial Research test noise levels inside London flats.

  • Description

    Sound tests in flats in Walthamstow, London.

    M/S two men walking to van. C/U men entering van. C/U sign on side of van: "Department of Scientific and Industrial Research". M/S woman in room opening door to man with microphone - he is a sound engineer. He places microphone in centre of room. C/U two men with mike.

    M/S two sound engineers entering room upstairs carrying case of sound effects instruments. They place the instruments on floor. C/U man speaking into intercom (natural sound): "Could we have footsteps machine, please?". We hear reply: "O.K.". C/U footsteps machine at work (makes thumping sound on floor). C/U two men looking at machine in action.

    M/S sitting in chair down stairs knitting, she looks up. C/U lampshade shaking. M/S, inside van, sound engineers looking at instruments. C/U dials. M/S engineers working. M/S footsteps machine working. M/S instruments showing oscillation. M/S man walking from instruments to table. C/U man writing notes. C/U footsteps machine. C/U man in room looking up, shrugging shoulders and settling down to read newspaper. Good view block of flats.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:01:00 / 01:32:28:00
    NP 284

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